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Kay DH

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  1. I've gotten sick from a relative's cutting board, too. It is important to have a segregated house if you don't erect a no-gluten allowed fence around the house.
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  3. My health was pretty good until Sept. 09, usual degradation of body parts with my advancing age. Underachieving thyroid. Early Sept. I caught the flu and a few days later a very stressful event. A week or two later the GI and arthritis. I have quite a few symptoms of DH and Celiac, but all the tests diagnosed only minor reflux. HLA-DQ8 and HLA-B27 (reactive arthritis) positive.

  4. For me it is variable. CC can hit in 1 hour or the next day and symptoms are D, bloating, sometimes cramps. D is generally one rather massive event (amazing how much can be stored in a GI tract. Next time I have a colonoscopy I'll just have a crouton instead of laxative) and the bloating takes...
  5. Celiac is genetic and can be triggered by stresses such as being ill; mine kicked in after getting the flu last fall. I cannot eat any gluten-full food without symptoms. The only wheat-rye-barley I can eat is (real, not flavored) sourdough bread; the bacteria in the starter are in a symbiotic relationship...
  6. I was asymptomatic until I got the flu last September. Then the GI and other floodgates opened. I went off gluten in November not because of the D and other GI problems, but because of extreme stiffness in my hands in the morning. The rheumatologist was of no use and I read that going off gluten...
  7. My health was pretty good until Sept. 09, usual degradation of body parts with my advancing age. Underachieving thyroid. Early Sept. I caught the flu and a few days later a very stressful event. A week or two later the GI and arthritis. I have quite a few symptoms of DH and Celiac, but all the tests diagnosed only minor reflux.